Under the Black Rock Tickets

Arcola Theatre, London
Booking to 25 March 2023
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★★★★ “Nail-biting Belfast thriller” – The Guardian

A twisting and darkly comic thriller set in Belfast at the height of the Troubles.

Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter) stars in this intense play set in a period of heightened tensions in Northern Ireland.

As the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement approaches, Under the Black Rock serves as a timely warning from history.

Under the Black Rock is playing at the Arcola Theatre in London until 25 March 2023.

What's the story of Under the Black Rock?

Tracing the fortunes of Niamh Ryan, we follow Niamh’s journey from naïve new recruit to battle hardened operative, drawn into the conflict as part of a divided family. In a community where secrecy and treachery are commonplace and no one is quite who they seem to be, the show explores the effects of extremism on families and young people

Who is in the cast of Under the Black Rock?

Evanna Lynch – Niamh

John Nayagam – Cashel

Flora Montgomery – Sandra/Bridget

Jordan Walker – Alan/Fin

Matthew Blaney – Jimmy Lynch/Fr Francis Winter

Elizabeth Counsell – Mary O’Brien

Keith Dunphy – Fr Paul Flynn/Prison Guard 1

Glen Wallace – Brendan Swords/Prison Guard 2

Who are the creative team of Under the Black Rock?

Tim Edge – Writer
Ben Kavanagh – Director
Sam Edmunds – Producer
Carrie Croft – Production Manager
Martha J. Baldwin – Deputy Stage Manager
Dimitris Kafataris – Fight Director and Armourer
Ceci Calf – Set and Costume Designer
Joseph Ed Thomas – Lighting Designer
Lauren Savill – Associate Costume Designer

Reviews of Under the Black Rock

★★★★ "Nail-biting Belfast thriller" - The Guardian
"Gripping" - TimeOut

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 25 March 2023
Running time
2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

Important Notes

Content Warnings: Under the Black Rock is set in Belfast during the Troubles and contains language and attitudes common at that time. The play also includes suicide references and brief scenes of torture and terrorism. There will also be flashing lights.

Venue Information

Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street , London, E8 3DL
Nearest Tube or Train: Dalston Kingslan, Dalston Junction
Nearest Buses: 149, 242, 6, 243, 38, 56, 30, 277

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1 thought on “Under the Black Rock Tickets”

  1. Wonderful play, tense and exciting
    Amazing performances.
    Went to see this in preview and will be back to see it again
    Coming from Belfast and experiencing the troubles the play is totally credible
    I enjoyed the way it was non political but a family drama

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